The latest Judo News offered by

Team Gold for Japanese juniors at Superdesafio in Brazil

8 May 2016 22:00    IJF Media Team / IJF
20151024_AbuDhabi_66_CARGNIN, Daniel (BRA)

The Mother's Day celebrations for the international juniors were on the mat of the CBJ Training Center in Lauro de Freitas, and ended with Japan with gold at the Superdesafio, International Cup Selections, a team event for international juniors.

The gold of the competition was to the Japan team that defeated Russia by 4-3 in a duel just set in the last fight. Heavy weight Genta Tanaka defeated Ruslan Shakhbazov by ippon when the confrontation was tied at 3-3, ensuring the title for Japan.

The Brazilian selection defeated Great Britain by 7-0 for the bronze bout the medal.

The second bronze went to the selection of Georgia, who beat Italy 5-2.

The Brazilian team lost to Russia in the quarter-finals, but reacted well and won the bronze medal unbeaten winning seven fights by ippon.

"The ultimate goal is to reach well in Tokyo 2020. I saw that all went wanting, with a lot of guts and this should be the spirit forever. The level of the teams was very balanced. We lost to Russia 4-3 as well as the Japan had no easy life in the final and won 4 to 3. There is to enhance the brass of Brazil, "commented Paulo Wanderley Teixeira, president of the CBJ, who accompanied the event in the gym.

Light weight Kainan Pires pinned Peter Miles in the first match and put Brazil ahead. Then Daniel Cargnin (66kg) overbalanced Neil MacDonald with a technique of ashi-waza (technique legs) and expanded Brazil's advantage with another ippon.

"Yesterday I was all day thinking about my defeat to Russian and it was my mother who endured my bad mood and gave me support when I needed" said Cargnin, dedicating the victory to his mother, Ana Rita, which is birthday on Sunday. "She and my coaches made me believe in myself. Today I came to win ippon and got it. "

The third Brazilian Day ippon came with Lincoln Neves against Daniel Powell. Rafael Macedo (81kg) was ruthless and finished his match in 15 seconds against Oscar Di Domenico, guaranteeing the fourth Brazilian point and the bronze medal of the tournament. Enrique Francini (90kg), Leonardo Gonçalves (100kg) and Joao Cesarino (+ 100kg) maintained the high yield team in recent fights and closed the score at 7-0 to Brazil.

"On Saturday  we seek to correct the mistakes made against Russia and improve the self-esteem of them so they believed. We had many ippons, but that does not mean that the fighting were easy. Were tough fights, but our athletes had the peace of mind to do what they do best, "said Douglas Vieira, coach of the Brazilian team.

The teams will remain in Lauro de Freitas and meet the other 40 Brazilian judokas for field training in the Bahian city until next Tuesday, 10.

Related judoka and events

Related Judo Photos

  • Rafael Macedo (BRA) - World U21 Championships Fort Lauderdale (2014, USA) - © Menno Lesterhuis
  • Lincoln Neves (BRA) - World U21 Championships Abu Dhabi (2015, UAE) - © IJF Media Team, IJF
  • Leonardo Goncalves (BRA) - European Cup U21 Lignano (2016, ITA) - © Emanuele Di Feliciantonio - EJU

Related Judo Videos

Related Judo News

Nemanja Majdov_SRB_70

Nemanja Majdov celebrates junior comeback with gold in Lignano

10 Apr 2016 17:40

Italy and Slovenia had the most successful juniors at the European Cup in Lignano this weekend. Both countries won three titles at the third European Cup of the season. On Saturday the host nations started well with victories in the men’s lightweight categories. Both talents Andrea Carlino (U55kg) and Manuel Lombardo (U60kg) won gold. On Sunday Nadia Simeoli added the third gold for Italy in the women U63kg division. Read more

20151026_AbuDhabi_100_IGONCALVES, Leonardo (BRA)

Niyaz Ilyasov saves Russian reputation

26 Oct 2015 16:20

Niyaz Ilyasov of Russia won the U100kg title as Russia enjoyed their most successful day of the competition. Last year’s silver medallist Ilyasov battled Prague Junior European Cup winner Leonardo Goncalves of Brazil in the final as Russia’s number one seed was pitted against against Brazil’s number two seed. Ilyasov led by a yuko and added a waza-ari from a pick up before showing his supremacy by holding down his foe for 15 seconds and the gold medal. Read more


Brazil strong at European Cup in Prague

26 Jul 2015 18:00

The juniors from Brazil have won the European Cup in Prague. Always a strong event with 386 juniors this time, 66% men 34% women. Only in 2010 there were more participants (426). Read more

Tallinn womenU52kg

Six proud golden countries at Euro Open in Tallinn

10 Sep 2016 17:10

Six winning nations at the first day of the European Open in Tallinn is the result with Germany leading the medal tally only nation that captured two gold medals. Ines Beischmidt and Amelie Stoll took the gold medals U52kg and U57kg. A great result in one day. In 2012 the German team won four gold medals after two days. Read more


Strong team competition for Juniors in Brazil

6 May 2016 15:30

Amazing strong teams from Portugal, Germany, Great Britain, Italy, Japan, Russia and Brazil are gathered in Bahia to have a Junior team competition. The competition started on Friday This new event in the calendar this year is organised by the Brazilian Judo Confederation at the Training Center Lauro de Freitas, Bahia. The competition will only have men's teams formed mostly by athletes in the Junior class (under 21) of each nation. Read more


First description Second description Third description Four description

Judo birthday

Result City Date
1Rio de Janeiro2016
Result City Date
1Rio de Janeiro2016